You can add a bridge from a logical switch to a distributed virtual port group.


A configured logical switch and a VLAN-backed distributed virtual port group.

The logical switch and the VLAN-backed distributed virtual port group that are to be bridged together must exist on the same Virtual Distributed Switch (VDS).

A DLR Control VM on a hypervisor where the VDS with the logical switch and VLAN-backed distributed virtual port group are instantiated must be deployed in your environment.

You cannot use a universal logical router to configure bridging, and you cannot add a bridge to a universal logical switch.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security and then click NSX Edges.
  3. Double-click a logical router.
  4. Click Manage and then click Bridging.
  5. Click the Add () icon.
  6. Enter a name for the bridge.
  7. Select the logical switch that you want to create a bridge for.
  8. Select the distributed virtual port group to which you want to bridge the logical switch.
  9. Click OK.